ERIC Number: ED355129
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Geografia de America Latina. Grados Seis-Diez (Geography of Latin America. Grades Six-Ten).
Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
This publication, intended for Spanish-speaking students in grades 6-10, has three main objectives. First, it serves as an introduction (or refresher) to basic geographic concepts. Second, it is an examination of the physical and political geography of Latin America. Third, it is designed to help students examine maps in a critical manner. The guide contains seven lesson, which may be presented as a whole or independently. The lessons are entitled: (1) "La orientacion con el globo y mapas"; (2) "Los paises de America Latina"; (3) "Caracteristicas fisiograficas de America Latina"; (4) "Las quince mayores ciudades de America Latina"; (5) "El Clima de America Latina"; (6) "Proyecciones de planisferios"; and (7) "Busqueda geografica." Five appendices list the highest or largest mountains, volcanoes, deserts, rivers, and lakes of Latin America. An annotated list of references and a description of how this guide helps to meet certain California state educational requirements also are included. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Map Skills, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Social Studies, Spanish, Spanish Speaking
Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Littlefield Center, Room 14, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford, CA 94305-5013 ($13.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.